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There are 5 ways to get from Belfast to Kildare by bus, train or car

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Bus via Dublin  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin 400
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Kildare Village 300

18€ - 26€

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Train  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Kildare 2 / ...

25€ - 34€

Bus  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W to Dublin Airport 11 11a 705-x
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Kildare, Kildare 726

20€ - 27€

Train, bus  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly 8 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Connolly Station, stop 135121 to Kildare, stop 155261 126 / ...

21€ - 27€

Drive  •  2h 15m

  1. Drive from Belfast to Kildare 221.6 km

25€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Kildare is to bus via Dublin which costs £16 - £24 and takes 2h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Kildare is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Kildare. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Kildare Village via Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Belfast to Kildare. However, there are services departing from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place and arriving at Kildare via Busáras and Heuston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 33m.

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The distance between Belfast and Kildare is 173 km. The road distance is 221.6 km.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Kildare without a car is to bus via Dublin which takes 2h 53m and costs £16 - £24.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Belfast to Kildare, including transfers.

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Belfast to Kildare bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Belfast to Kildare train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place station.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Kildare is to bus via Dublin which takes 2h 53m and costs £16 - £24. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £22 - £35 and takes 3h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Kildare.
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  • Distance: 172.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Kildare, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Belfast to Kildare via Dublin and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay in around 2h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Belfast to Kildare via Connolly, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 3h 33m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
15€ - 18€
Flexible
18€ - 21€
Train from Heuston to Kildare
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
8€ - 10€
Flexible
8€ - 10€
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Dublin Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Kildare Village
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
Dublin Coach
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Kildare Village
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus from Dublin Airport to Kildare, Kildare
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W to Dublin Airport 11 11a
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Aircoach
Go-Ahead
Phone
1850 80 40 71
Email
customercomment@goaheadireland.ie
Website
goaheadireland.ie
Bus from Connolly Station, stop 135121 to Kildare, stop 155261
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Website
Go-Ahead

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Belfast to Kildare bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Kildare Village station.

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Belfast to Kildare train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Kildare station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast to Kildare is 222 km. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Belfast to Kildare.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Kildare. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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